Monday, December 11, 2006

Inappropriate conduct

Texas news:
A four-year-old hugged his teachers aide and was put into in-school suspension, according to the father. ... Damarcus Blackwell's four-year-old son was lining-up to get on the bus after school last month, when he was accused of rubbing his face in the chest of a female employee.

The prinicipal of La Vega Primary School sent a letter to the Blackwells that said the pre-kindergartener demonstrated "inappropriate physical behavior interpreted as sexual contact and/or sexual harassment."
This is crazy. Here is another story about a 13-year-old girl who had sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old boy, and now both must register as sex offending pedophiles for the rest of their lives.

This blog has a list of amusing comparisons between how the schools handled problems a generation ago and today:
Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1973 Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.

2006 Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario: Jeffrey won?t be still in class, disrupts other students.

1973 Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal. Sits still in class.

2006 Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.
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